The global unified communications market is booming amid tightening growth that cuts across geographic and sector boundaries, according to analysis in a new report from ResearchMoz out earlier this year, which also projects that the space will grow to in excess of around $62B in the next four years alone. This data tracks very well with the similarly timed Infonetics Research analysis, which shows that unified communications were up this year 27% in Q1 compared to 2013, driven by a continuing trend in the enterprise telephony market, where companies are moving towards unified communication solutions and away from private branch exchange (PBX) systems and the like.
Cleartronic is a tech holding company focused on creating and acquiring subsidiaries in unified communications, as well as M2M (machine to machine), cloud communications and smart grid. The company’s primary wholly owned subsidiary, VoiceInterop, is currently a leading provider of comprehensive unified communication solutions. Patent-pending VoiceInterop AudioMate360 IP gateways from CLRI are BSI recognized (bridging system interface) by DHS and represent an affordable, simplified gateway solution capable of addressing multiple devices/end points, including analog audio, 2-way, and iDEN radios (Motorola’s Integrated Digital Enhanced Network architecture, which fuses trunked radio and cellular telephony). Fully software-programmable and network-manageable, AudioMate gateways integrate easily with unified communications software for soft dispatch and desktop client telephony systems, as well as using standard space design, for easy integration of off-the-shelf commercial hardware (like routers/servers).
A network of AudioMate gateways can be tied together with media software for an extremely cost-effective, unified communications solution, creating a virtual environment which seamlessly meshes otherwise incompatible devices and networks. Ideal for commercial operations, such interoperable communications technology really shines when it comes to mission-critical details like at airports, where the company enjoys a sizeable user base among its 200 plus clients. Clients range from emergency first responders like law enforcement and fire, to colleges/universities, government agencies and large commercial enterprises.
Purpose-built, open-standards software used in most of the system allows for massive scalability and ready adaptability. This key advantage, combined with design flexibility that allows for easy integration of old legacy systems and easy, secure, run-time system security configurability, collectively creates the kind of solution that is perfect for local governments. VoiceInterop has put together a unified communications platform that can bring together police, fire, rescue, healthcare and government agencies in a secure environment able to hit everything from traditional conferencing and TDM/IP phones, to handheld 2-way radios and iDEN radio networks, as well as 3rd party apps, mobiles and tablets, a PC client, and even early warning systems.
Cleartronic recently extended their established strategic relationship with Collabria LLC, the developer of ReadyOp™, a command, control and communication software platform, who has been using CLRI’s IP gateways in their client installations for years now. Putting together Cleartronic’s radio gateways and Collabria’s software is a no-brainer upgrade for past and future clients, with the appeal of ReadyOp (a secure web-based application that harnesses multiple databases for doing real-time planning, response, command and communications coordination), being immediately apparent for cash-strapped local governments, operations like an airport, or a healthcare facility.
Ever since the National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidance produced the Incident Command System (ICS) and related Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), the pressure has been on for government agencies in particular to integrate communications in a secure fashion and with full secured SSL/TLS connections that allow for authentication and encryption standards that are FIPS 140-2 accredited, even financial institutions and government agencies can rest easy. FIPS 140-2 compliance with ReadyOp is a breeze, making the platform an easy sell, as well as a huge boon to CLRI’s overall momentum in the unified communications space.
With Ebola in the news more and more lately, as over 2k people have become infected in West Africa according to the WHO, and a report out just today from the CDC issuing a preparedness checklist for healthcare workers (under the assumption that it is merely a matter of time before the virus hits home), the vital utility of such unified communications for incident coordination become abundantly clear. In a crisis, fast and efficient access to data can mean the difference between life and death. The ability to coordinate and plan response, as well as direct flow and communicate across an extremely diverse set of devices, is paramount and this creates a wide-open market for CLRI’s core business unit VoiceInterop for the foreseeable future.
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